This game can be competitive at many levels and is enjoyed by many of our seniors. Volleyball exercises many parts of the body. Players love the physical activity of this sport. It burns calories quickly and helps keep your heart healthy. This sport helps build up healthy joints and muscles. Besides giving you a full body workout, it is helpful in maintaining mental health. As regular exercise promotes a sense of well-being. It can provide relief for people who suffer from depression or anxiety. This sport is great training for hand-eye coordination. On offense, when you serve, you must follow the ball with your eyes, and strike the ball at the right point. On defense, you must react to where the ball is going and get in position to make a play. Volleyball requires that teammates work cooperatively, and at a fast pace. It is fun sport with great social interaction.
On February 9, 1895, in Holyoke, Massachusetts (USA), William G. Morgan, a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette as a pastime to be played (preferably) indoors and by any number of players. The game took some of its characteristics from tennis and handball. Another indoor sport, basketball, was catching on in the area, having been invented just ten miles (sixteen kilometers) away in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, only four years before. Mintonette was designed to be an indoor sport, less rough than basketball, for older members of the YMCA, while still requiring a bit of athletic effort.
The first rules, written down by William G Morgan, called for a net 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) high, a 25 ft × 50 ft (7.6 m × 15.2 m) court, and any number of players. A match was composed of nine innings with three serves for each team in each inning, and no limit to the number of ball contacts for each team before sending the ball to the opponents' court. In case of a serving error, a second try was allowed. Hitting the ball into the net was considered a foul (with loss of the point or a side-out)—except in the case of the first-try serve.
After an observer, Alfred Halstead, noticed the volleying nature of the game at its first exhibition match in 1896, played at the International YMCA Training School (now called Springfield College), the game quickly became known as volleyball (it was originally spelled as two words: "volley ball"). Volleyball rules were slightly modified by the International YMCA Training School and the game spread around the country to various YMCA's.
Volleyball Practice and Play:
Volleyball Pick-up games
Join the 50+ volleyball players for drop-in volleyball matches.
Wells Park Community Center, Gym
Monday 6:00 - 7:45 pm
Coordinator: Dora Gunkel
Manzano Mesa, Gym
Monday (Open gym for any group)
Thursday (Open gym for any group)
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday (One court reserved for Senior play)
5:00 - 7:00 pm
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2017 NM Senior Olympic Games
This Event is Open to Out of State
Volleyball 50+ Team Competition
Friday thru Sunday, All Day Events
August 25 - 27, 2017
Santa Ana Star Event Center
3001 Civic Center Cir NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144
For More Info Refer to Link Below:
Terry Delgado, Co-event Coordinator